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May 22, 2013

Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online

Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.More…

February 26, 2009

Exclusive: Franklyn - Director's Sketchbook

Franklyn may be Gerald McMorrow's debut feature film, but by the standards of even the most experienced of helmers it's an ambitious and visually-stunning movie, telling the tale of four disparate souls -- played by Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, Sam Riley & Bernard Hill - who find each other on their quest to find themselves. Part set in contemporary London and part set in a mythical fantasy world called Meanwhile City -- whose inhabitants must, by law, find religious faith even if that means taking washing machine instructions as their bible -- it's one of the most original and exciting British films of the year. Exclusively on RT, McMorrow opens his sketchbook and explains his vision for the film.More…

March 16, 2008

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Horton Hears Cash Registers Ring at Box Office

North American film fans heard the call of the elephant and stampeded to the box office to see the animated Dr. Seuss pic Horton Hears a Who, which enjoyed the largest opening weekend of the year so far.More…

February 28, 2008

Box Office Guru Preview: Semi-Pro Set To Slam Dunk The Competition

A triumvirate of films opens this weekend, but all will bow to the power of the mighty Will Ferrell and his latest outrageous comedy, Semi-Pro.More…

June 29, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 4" Villain Talk, "Iron Man" Cast Photo, Disney Scraps Lame Video Sequels, And More!

In this week's Ketchup, Sam Raimi discusses possible options for a fourth "Spider-Man," the cast of "Iron Man" is looking rather sharp in the first cast photo, and the Disney brain trust makes a wise business decision.More…

June 11, 2007

Trailer Bulletin: Craig & Kidman in "The Invasion"

There's been a lot of talk about the Nicole Kidman / Daniel Craig sci-fi flick "The Invasion," most of it ... not good. But here's our first peek at a trailer...More…

May 14, 2007

"Superman" Reigns at The Saturn Awards

Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" cleaned house at the Saturn Awards over the weekend. (Hey, don't laugh. The Saturn Awards have been around for over 30 years and they pay some fine attention to the genre films we all love so much.)More…

April 5, 2007

"Vendetta" Team Took Over Kidman's "Invasion"?

Seems like we've been hearing about upcoming sci-fi flick "The Invasion" for a pretty long time now. You know the one: It's the fourth adaptation of Jack Finney's "The Body Snatchers." Directed by "Downfall" helmer Oliver Hirschbiegel, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Remember that one?More…

March 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Will Ferrell Goes for the Gold

Two promising new comedies target different age groups and look to close off a red hot March box office with strong opening weekend sales.More…

March 22, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Six New Films Try to Shoot Down Spartans From #1 Spot

A half-dozen new soldiers enter the marketplace this weekend trying to topple the kingdom of "300" which has reigned supreme at the box office for the past two weeks.More…

March 20, 2007

Natalie Portman "Goya's Ghosts" Nude Scene Clips Online

You dreamt that this day would come. The rumor mill offered it up only to snatch it right back so cruelly last summer. But now they're back -- those Natalie Portman nude scene rumors, that is. This time, with clips!!More…

March 19, 2007

Box Office Guru Wrapup: "300" Reigns Again as Box Office King

Three new competitors were no match this weekend for the mighty action epic "300," which easily defended its box office crown to rule North American theaters for a second straight time. Sandra Bullock reached a new career high with the thriller "Premonition," which debuted in third place while the horror film "Dead Silence" and the Chris Rock comedy "I Think I Love My Wife" opened in the top five with mixed results. "300" grossed as much as all three new releases combined.More…

March 15, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "Premonition" Leads New Pics into Battle Against "300"

Though a highly-paid and well-liked star, Sandra Bullock has never been a big pull on opening weekend for her films. Now the actress hopes to reach a career high with her new suspense thriller "Premonition."More…

March 8, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: "300" Prepares to Conquer Multiplexes

For the first time in nearly a month, North America's most popular movie won't be about motorcycles. Warner Bros. goes back in time 2,500 years for the epic war saga "300" which aims to conquer the box office with ease.More…

October 9, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Leo and Matt Face Off at #1 with The Departed

Martin Scorsese scored the best opening of his career, and his first number one film in fifteen years, with the star-studded gangster thriller "The Departed," which led the North American box office over the Columbus Day holiday weekend.More…

September 7, 2006

TORONTO: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" Review

The leftfield winner of the Palme D?Or at Cannes, "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" tells the story of a group of Irish Republican Army members during the heady moments when Ireland was on the cusp of independence from Britain. But while there is much to admire here, the film, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, lacks the visceral impact to really work as a whole.More…

July 7, 2006

Cast Your Vote in the Teen Choice Awards

Are you between the ages of 13 and 19? Do you like ... stuff? Then click right here and cast your votes for the 329th annual Teen Choice Awards, which is where you can tell the universe that Puffy is more illing than Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell is funnier than Brad Pitt, and Katie Holmes is cuter than Katey Sagal. Or something.More…

May 16, 2006

Singer May Bolt From "Logan's Run"

"X-Men" and "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer might have to make some tough decisions over the summer. He's got producer Joel Silver all excited about their "Logan's Run" remake, but Mr. Singer's also contracted to deliver a "Super" sequel, which WB might want to fast-track in this summer goes swell for the Caped One.More…

April 25, 2006

More Joker Jabber

It's been about eight days since we got our last piece of gossip on who might be playing The Joker in "Batman Begins Again," so why not head on over to IGN FilmForce for the latest piece of juicy hearsay. (And no, that's not the sequel's title. I just made it up.)More…

April 3, 2006

Mega-Meltdown at the Weekend Box Office!

Silly Scrat and his "Ice Age" buddies have returned to the multiplexes ... and the result was an absolutely mammoth opening weekend frame. Fox's CG-animated sequel squeezed about $70.5 million from the first-weekend moviegoers, making "Ice Age: The Meltdown" the year's first bona-fide box office bonanza. (By comparison, the original "Ice Age" made just over $46 million during its own opening weekend.)More…

March 30, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Slither" Is Certified Fresh, "Ice Age 2" Is Lukewarm, "ATL" Is Hot, And "Basic 2" Is Very, Very Bad

This week at the movies, we've got a pair of sequels that will appeal to widely disparate demographics ("Ice Age 2: The Meltdown," "Basic Instinct 2"), a slimy mix of comedy and horror ("Slither"), and a tale of young ATL-liens coming of age ("ATL"). What do the critics say?More…

March 27, 2006

Denzel is the "Man" at the Weekend Box Office

Denzel Washington's bank heist thriller "Inside Man" snagged the #1 spot at the weekend box office derby, pulling in an estimated $29 million from about 2,800 theaters -- which is good news, because if the big-budget, big-actor flick had debuted behind a Disney horror movie or a Larry the Cable Guy comedy, Universal would have been pretty darn angry.More…

March 23, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Inside Man" is Certified Fresh, Second Best-Reviewed Wide Release Of

Tension: it's the key to many a film, and this week's wide releases bring three variants on that theme. We've got a hostage situation ("Inside Man"), class conflict ("Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector"), and a video game that becomes real ("Stay Alive"). What will the critics say? Well, for one, "Inside Man" is one of the year's best.More…

March 20, 2006

"V" is for Victory (at the weekend box office)

Not even remotely surprising is the fact that the new Natalie Portman action epic "V for Vendetta" was #1 at the weekend box office, as it's a title that's been talked up and touted for about half a year now. The $50+ million project opened a few months later than expected, but it still did so in fairly impressive fashion. The Wachowski/WB production hauled in an estimated $26.1 million from 3,300 theaters, giving "Vendetta" the #1 spot by more than 10 million bucks.More…

March 16, 2006

SXSW: "V for Vendetta" Review

"V for Vendetta," which had an advanced screening at South by Southwest Wednesday, is thrilling as cinema but questionable as politics. Well-crafted and often stirring, it's an overtly political action film that makes a few trenchant points, but it's tough to come away from the film with a coherent message. But it's worth seeing nonetheless.More…

March 16, 2006

"V For Vendetta" Is Certified Fresh

"V For Vendetta" doesn't officially come out until tomorrow, but enough early reviews have poured in to give it Rotten Tomatoes' Certified Fresh seal of approval!More…

March 16, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Vendetta" Hits, "Man" Misses

This week's wide releases highlight a rarely-tread path in modern cinema, as both pics feature two of America's sweethearts -- every geek's fave, Natalie Portman, and cute little Amanda Bynes -- enduring two very different boyish makeovers, with two very different results. Will "Vendetta" live up to the hype? Can a girly "Man" make teens swoon for Shakespeare? The scribes will tell us!More…

March 13, 2006

Ebert & Roeper: "V For Vendetta" Dark, Thoughtful, And That's Good

On their weekly syndicated show "Ebert & Roeper," Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper gave early reviews of "V For Vendetta" -- and gave the comic adaptation two thumbs up.More…

March 9, 2006

"V For Vendetta" Tomatometer Update: 78%

Last week we tracked the first Tomatometer calculation for "V For Vendetta" -- and as more reviews trickle in, it's only getting better.More…

March 9, 2006

South By Southwest Festival Starts Friday

The annual South by Southwest film and music festival kicks off on Friday. Held in Austin, TX, SXSW will showcase 150 feature films and 130 shorts, including the regional premieres of such hotly anticipated films as "V for Vendetta" and Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion."More…

February 27, 2006

"V for Vendetta" Has A Tomatometer

"V for Vendetta," a tale of rebellion in futuristic England, is currently Fresh with a Tomatometer of 60 percent. With five reviews, this is the first Tomatometer score for the hotly anticipated film, which stars Natalie Portman.More…

February 23, 2006

Photo Gallery Update: 50 "V For Vendetta" Pics!

Click over to the "V For Vendetta" page to view our updated photo gallery of fifty stills and production photos from the upcoming futuristic anarchist action-thriller, starring Natalie Portman and a masked Hugo Weaving.More…

February 13, 2006

The Early Word on "V For Vendetta"

The first few reviews have come out for the upcoming futurist action thriller, "V for Vendetta," and the word so far is that if you like your films dark and philosophical, you'll appreciate its profound thematic morality struggle as much as the explosive set pieces. Some of you might like Natalie Portman as well.More…

February 6, 2006

SXSW Promises Vendettas, Betties, Dreamz & Slithers

In addition to a ton of low-budget, independent, documentary, and dramatic films, this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival promises a rather flashy infusement of high-end studio fare, too! So while it's always important to shed some attention on the little guys (which we'll be doing soon enough), it's also fun to note that SXSW will be offering high-end "gimme" titles like "V for Vendetta," "The Notorious Bettie Page," "American Dreamz," and the geekily-anticipated "Slither."More…

February 5, 2006

Super Bowling For Trailers!

It's almost here -- the one time of year when pigskin-loving jocks and ravenous movie fans come together to salivate over 30-second blocks of pure advertising: Super Bowl Sunday.More…

December 16, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: V for Vendetta

You may have seen the first "V for Vendetta" trailer by now, since the flick was originally scheduled for an early November release, but the thing now seems locked in for March 17th. And with the new release date comes a new marketing strategy, as evidenced by this all-new trailer at Quicktime.More…

August 18, 2005

"V for Vendetta" Moves to March

Sci-Fi Wire brings some rather disappointing news: The eagerly anticipated "V for Vendetta" has been moved from November 4th to March 17th, reportedly to give WB more post-production time on the expensive project.More…

July 25, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: V for Vendetta

Click right here to check out the trailer for the upcoming and highly anticipated "V for Vendetta" -- in glorious Quicktime. Based upon the widely admired graphic novel by Alan Moore, "Vendetta" tells the story of a shadowy freedom fighter and the unlikely new ally he finds in a lovely young woman.More…

July 18, 2005

Comic-Con 2005: "V for Vendetta," "Harry Potter," "Futurama" and "Superman Returns"

Lots of movie news coming out of Comic-Con 2005 and IGN FilmForce is there to bring it all back for those of us who couldn't attend. First off, the trailer for "V for Vendetta" made its premiere this past Friday with Natalie Portman and producer Joel Silver on hand for a Q&A session afterward. According to FilmForce's Chris Carle, the trailer is "[f]illed with action" and appears to "stay true to the style and design of the graphic novel."More…

July 7, 2005

In Other News...Natalie Portman, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Britney Spears, and More!

Entertainment watchers know she shaved her head for the upcoming "V for Vendetta," but New York's finest must have been wary of Natalie Portman's new look when they pulled her over just outside the Midtown Tunnel.More…

May 10, 2005

Wachowskis Tap Weaving for "Vendetta"

James Purefoy is out and Hugo Weaving is in, according to Variety. The movie in question is "V for Vendetta," which is a big-screen adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel and stars Natalie Portman ("Closer"), John Hurt ("Alien"), and Stephen Fry ("Wilde").More…

April 21, 2005

Casting News on The Wachowskis' "Vendetta"

Joe Utichi of FilmFocus got to chat briefly with the always-cool Stephen Fry at the UK premiere of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Mr. Fry provides the voice of the Guide), and the affable British chap shared some interesting casting news regarding "V for Vendetta." Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, "Vendetta" is being written by Andy and Larry Wachowski ("The Matrix," "Bound") and directed by first-timer James McTeigue.More…

February 18, 2005

James Purefoy Has "Vendetta"

James Purefoy will join Natalie Portman in the big screen adaptation of Alan Moore's comic book, "V for Vendetta," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Purefoy will play the title character, V, a freedom fighter who is trying to oust the repressive government in Great Britain in an alternate reality.More…

January 4, 2005

V for Portman?

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